Edgar Township is one of fifteen townships in Edgar County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 508. Previously named Bloomfield Township, it received its current name on May 9, 1857.
The township is rural, with no incorporated towns or villages. Several unincorporated hamlets (Edgar, Horace, and Bloomfield) are located in the township. The townhouse is located at Edgar. According to the United States Census Bureau, Edgar Township covers an area of 55.35 square miles (143.4 km2).
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The township contains these six cemeteries: Bloomfield, Cherry Point, Franklin, Hoult, McKee and Scott.
The township is served by several major state and federal highways. US Route 36 forms the northern boundary of the township, while Illinois Route 1 and US Route 150 cuts a north-south path through the township. The Edgar County Airport is located in the southeast part of the township. CSX operates a north-south length of railroad track that connects Chrisman and Paris.
The township is served by three school districts: Shiloh Community Unit School District #1 , Chrisman-Scottland Community Unit School District #6 , and Crestwood Community Unit School District #4 .
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